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Nov 4, 2013 9:00am EST
can be seen only from a distance. if you were president obama, what choice would you make? i'd like to hear your succinct and considered response. write me at or on facebook. i promise to read every response. >>> let's turn now to another big story most of us know even less about than drones. tpp, the trans-pacific partnership. it's a trade agreement the united states is negotiating with australia, canada, japan and eight other countries in the pacific region. if you don't know about the tpp, and few do, it's because the powerful people behind it, including president obama, don't want you to know. the negotiations are shrouded in secrecy, and once they are completed, obama wants to rush the agreement through congress, fast-tracking, they call it, with our elected representatives given the choice only of voting it up or down. last year, over 130 members of congress asked the white house for more transparency about what's being negotiated and were essentially told to go fly a kite. you can be sure of this, however. a select group of corporate partners, companies like ge
Nov 25, 2013 12:00am PST
talking about obama? >> i'm talking about what you say. >> i know, i know. >> but you do -- i must be fair and say that you go on in that same chapter of one of these books to say isn't it time we forget trying to pressure obama to do the right thing? >> obama to me is symptomatic to me of the liberal center. but the issue is much greater than him. i mean, the issue is in a system that is entirely broken. it's broken. elections are bought by big money. the political process is not in the hands of the people. it's in the hands of very few people. and it seems to me we have to ask ourselves what kind of formative culture needs to be put in place in which education becomes central to politics, in which politics can be used to help people to be able to see things differently, to get beyond this system that is so closed, so powerfully normalized. i mean, the right since the 1970s has created a massive cultural apparatus, a slew of anti-public intellectuals. they've invaded the universities with think tanks. they have foundations. they have all kinds of money. and you know, it's interest
Nov 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
. well, people went to the polls. we had our election. obama wins by five million votes. overwhelming majority in the electoral college. well, it's roughly a year later. we've got this, you know, now we have a conference committee on the debt. and what does everybody come in and talk about? well, maybe we can pull together a grand bargain. well, we can tinker around on social security, medicare and medicaid. well, with all due respect, i thought we settled that issue. we didn't settle it because "dollarocracy" has the ability to animate dead ideas. it, you can take an idea that's a bad idea, buried by the voters. "dollarocracy" can dig it up and that zombie idea will walk among us. >> so, when the conservative majority on the supreme court decides to monetize free speech, free speech becomes bought speech, we get what? >> what happened in the citizens united case is that it really had no effect whatsoever for 99% of the population. some very few people spend so much money, that being unleashed from existing laws would affect them. most people don't give money at all, and those that do
Nov 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
about it. and you see that they're not. and that, you know, the obama administration has been heavilyj supported by exelon corporation, which is one of the largest nuclear operators in the united states. and so, you imagine that's why he's not talking about what's going on in fukushima. so, we have to do it ourselves. >> and you've been arrested how many times? i don't -- >> three times. >> three times. when you both were arrested, what happened to your medical licenses? did you lose them? >> i'm very fortunate that in the state of maryland when i reapplied for my license and put on my application that i had been arrested they actually didn't question it. but i was completely prepared for that. i actually wanted to have that conversation with our state, you know, board of physicians because i think that more physicians should be standing up. if you look at the crisis of our situation in this country when it comes to health, and it's more than health care. it's the other social factors that are going on as well, i don't understand how physicians can stand by and allow this to happen wit
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